Discover Germany | Special Feature | Germany’s Top Ten Swimming Spots
Ellenbogen Nature Sanctuary, Sylt. Photo: © DZT e.V., Francesco Carovillano
and swimming. The Ellenbogen Nature Sanctuary on the north side of the island, for example, is one of Sylt’s top swimming spots which sports wild dunes and grasses. Here, a relaxing swimming experience is complemented with a nice lighthouse, plenty of parking space and a surfing school.
Hamburg’s Elbstrand. Photo: © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de, Jan Traupe
2/ Elbstrand, Hamburg Luckily, you don’t have to travel to the far north corners of Germany to enjoy a nice beach. In Hamburg, the Elbstrand is just as good as the beaches on Germany’s islands. As a 13-kilometre-long sandy beach with numerous green coves on the Elbe river’s northern shore, the Elbstrand is the perfect setting for a day off from sightseeing in Hamburg. While enjoying a cold beer you can even watch the big ships leaving and entering Germany’s largest port. And even better: barbecues are allowed here!
Tachinger See, Bavaria. Photo: © DZT, Günter Standl
Usedom. Photo: © Usedom Tourismus GmbH
3/ Tachinger See, Bavaria Bavaria might be far away from the coast of Germany but nevertheless boasts some top swimming lakes which impress with great water quality and beautiful vistas. One example of this is the Tachinger See – a lake in Bavaria’s Traunstein district which borders the more famous Waginger See. Issue 75 | June 2019 | 41
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